2022 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Blog

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The Pebble Seashore Concours d’Magnificence and all of the festivities round Monterey, California, throughout Automobile Week remodel the peninsula into an open-air automobile museum. Practically each occasion—and there are various—is filled with one-of-a-kind vehicles chances are you’ll by no means see once more or that you’ve got solely seen in books. This weekend, our editors will share essentially the most attention-grabbing, wild, and exquisite vehicles, and we invite you to affix us via the weekend. So put in your salmon-colored pants or seersucker go well with and be a part of us in some wonderful vehicles.
Automobile and Driver


Elana Scherr

Wednesday, August 17

As one of many California-based staff, I as soon as once more rejected air journey in favor of driving up California’s Freeway 1 in a basic Mercedes SL, because of the Mercedes Benz Traditional Heart. My experience was a 1980 380SL, pink because the sunburn you’d get from dropping the highest. Contemporary from the store, the SL was tuned and tightened in order that not solely the complicated local weather controls labored, however even the clock did. This impresses me, as my whole fleet of previous vehicles every ticks off a distinct hour, largely depending on the final time the battery died.Wait, 1980? Didn’t we solely get the 380SL in 1981? Sure! You’re so sensible.

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Elana Scherr

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Elana Scherr

This was the primary 380SL in America, previously primarily based in Michigan and used to develop the U.S.-only emissions tools (a weak declare to fame, I understand, contemplating we have been cheated of the European spec horsepower within the 3.8L however infamy is fame). Even with solely 155 horses, the little ‘vert gamely saved up with the fashionable SLs in our caravan. (It helped that they have been slowed down by Freeway 1 site visitors and pushed by enthusiastic sightseeing Germans.) Our fleet of recent and previous made it into Monterey with no mechanical failures, and no sunburns. —Elana Scherr

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Elana Scherr

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